Definitions for: Infiltrate

[v] pass through an enemy-line; in a military conflict
[v] pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
[v] cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
[v] enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*fil"trate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Infiltrated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Infiltrating.] [Pref. in- + filtrate: cf. F,
s'infiltrer. Cf. Infilter.]
To enter by penetrating the pores or interstices of a
substance; to filter into or through something.

The water infiltrates through the porous rock.

In*fil"trate, v. t.
To penetrate gradually; -- sometimes used reflexively. --J.
S. Mill.

Synonyms: pass through, penetrate

See Also: fall in, filter, get together, go across, go through, join, pass, percolate, permeate, sink in

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